Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, in California. She is an all-rounder as she is a popular actress, comedian and also a brilliant writer. She became famous worldwide because of her role in the film Star Wars where she played the role of Princess Leia. She also acted in many other films from 1975 to 2008.
She was nominated for Saturn Awards four times and also was nominated two times for Primetime Emmy Award as she is a great performer. She was awarded for Best Spoken Word Album by Grammy award after her demise. She is an autobiography writer where her works for Postcards from the Edge is a remarkable one.
She was very transparent about her bipolar disorder and also drug addiction. She is a proud daughter of her parents namely Eddie Fisher, a singer, and Debbie Reynolds, an actress.
Carrie Fisher Net Worth
As Carrie Fisher is an all-rounder who can be a successful screenwriter as well as a novelist with versatile acting she had a wholesome net worth of $25 million when she passed away. She still lives in the hearts of her fans as her Princess Leia role was an iconic character for her.
Apart from films,she earned through selling her written scripts and novels. Her autobiography entitled Postcards from the Edge was published after the release of Star Wars. Both the movie and her book was a huge success as the book won numerous awards .
In the early 90s, she published several novels such as Delusions of Grandma and Surrender the Pink. After a long gap she again wrote an autobiography named Wishful Drinking in the year 2008.
In 2016, before her death she released her last novel named The Princess Diarist.
She also got featured in television channels but although she was greatly suffering in her life due to her drug addiction and bipolar disorder.
Carrie Frances Fisher had a terrible childhood as her parents got divorced when she was just two years old. As a child, she started to read a lot of books to escape reality which made her bloom as a successful writer later.
She dropped her schooling at the age of 16 to pursue her career in acting as she was introduced in the film Irene. Followed by her debut movie she started to learn acting from London’s central school and Sarah Lawrence College.
Carrie Fisher was featured in the comedy show Shampoo as a seductive teen in the year 1974 which was her first big role before the camera. Her career’s biggest breakthrough happened in the year 1977 as she joined in the cast of Star Wars as this movie was an overnight phenomenon.
Star Wars gave Carrie Fisher the biggest fame in her career as a well-known actress. She also got many opportunities to appear on many television channels like Come Back, Little Sheba, Ringo, and Leave Yesterday Behind. At the beginning of 80’s her role in the Blues Brothers was highly talked about.
After the completion of her role in Agnes is God she completed the trilogy in Episode VI of Star Wars. Her costume for slave Leia was a major pop among fans. Her role in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters was a great move by her. In 80’s she signed many movies like The Time Guardian and the Burbs.
In 90’s she appeared in films like International Man of Mystery followed by Scream 3 in 2000. At the end of the decade, she appeared in 30 Rock and Fanboys. In 2010 she was booked for Entourage for a role followed by Catastrophe for a comedy role in 2015.
At the time of the release of Last Jedi in Star Wars, she passed away but still, all her scenes were done.
She had a short three month affair with Harrison Ford during the Star Wars Filming in the year 1976. And also she dated Paul Simon from 1997 to 1983 who is a musician in the sets of Star Wars.
And suddenly she got engaged with Dan Aykroyd who is a Canadian actor and a well-known comedian. And again she rejoined with Paul Simon and got married in 1983 and they were together just for a year.
Fisher simultaneously had a relationship with Bryan Lourd who is from Creative Artists Agency. Billie Lourd was their only child who was born in 1992 but this couples were not legally married. She was also close with James Blunt who was an English singer and a songwriter.
Fisher’s demise was a great shock to the whole media industry as she had a sudden cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016. Before four days she also had a medical emergency in a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. Her last movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi was dedicated to her as it got released after her death on December 15, 2017.